The Day Before LaKeith Stanfield's Birthday, Actor Assures Fans He's Doing Well

Just before his 29th birthday, actor LaKeith Stanfield told fans he was okay, after sharing a series of concerning posts on Instagram.

The actor, known for roles in Knives Out, Get Out, and Selma, shared a message that he was okay on Instagram. He also apologized to fans who were concerned for his well-being. The message is currently the only post on his Instagram page.

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I'm ok everyone I apologize for making you worry.

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"I'm ok everyone! I appreciate everyone checking in on me but I'm good," he wrote. "Im [sic] not harming myself. Much love."

Other celebrities commented their support of Stanfield, with praying emojis including singer Janelle Monae, Black Panther actor Michael B. Jordan, Detroit Pistons star Blake Griffin, and more.

Fans on Twitter shared their relief that Stanfield was okay, and some people continued to share prayers and hopes that he was okay. Some people also shared the message from his publicist, Platform PR, that he was okay.

I'm glad Lakeith Stanfield is okay. 🌹 I just woke up to the news about him supposedly trying to harm himself. We don't need to lose great actors in theses times of need.

— Homelander's Boobie Milk🏳️‍🌈 (@swervemaster16) August 11, 2020

I’m so worried about Lakeith stanfield. Whatever it is he’s going through, i pray for his healing bc I actually love him sm

— Chi baby✨ (@Lauretta_Ogbu) August 11, 2020

As previously reported, fans were worried for the actor, after he posted a series of four videos on Instagram with alarming captions, making people think he was self-harming. In the since-deleted video, the actor was pouring alcohol into a pill bottle for a high blood pressure medication, carvedilol. The series of videos also had alarming captions. Fans shared screenshots of his Instagram to Twitter, asking for people to check in on him. Some fans shared screen recordings of the videos that he shared.

someone needa check up on lakeith stanfield fr pic.twitter.com/0b1VHcLXx1

— faiz (@bcztheinternet) August 11, 2020

"I like to be by myself because I can hurt myself and no one tells me to stop or fakes like they care," he wrote in one caption.

"Reality is boring and moves too slow and no one is trustworthy," he wrote in another.

Comedian Patton Oswalt tweeted his concerns for Stanfield in a since deleted tweet. "I have no way to contact Lakeith Stanfield directly. I've reached out to some friends we have in common. But can someone on here who knows him PLEASE reach out to him? Like RIGHT NOW? He's posting stuff on IG that has me worried for his well-being. Thank you," he wrote.

Stanfield's publicists tweeted a reply to Oswalt saying that the actor was okay.

Everyone! LaKeith is well. Thank you for the concern. We have spoken to him. The love you all have is appreciated.

— Platform PR (@platformprteam) August 11, 2020

Oswalt tweeted that he confirmed Stanfield was safe and apologized if it seemed like he was overreacting. He also encouraged his followers to reach out to people they have not heard from in a while.

Just got confirmation Lakeith is okay. Sorry if I overreacted. Okay getting off Twitter for awhile. Text or DM someone you haven’t texted or DM’ed in awhile and tell them a cool memory you have about them. Good night.

— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) August 11, 2020

LaKeith Stanfield's publicist did not respond to Newsweek's emailed request for comment in time for publication.

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Actor LaKeith Stanfield attends the "The Photograph" world premiere at SVA Theater on February 11, 2020 in New York City. Stanfield drew fans' attention after a series of concerning posts on his Instagram. Jim Spellman/WireImage/Getty